Ask me in a couple of weeks, right now I have 2 RF 300x2 amps and I'm replacing them with the HWs. BTW the RFs are great, and for the price I doubt if they can be beat, I had HW before and really liked them a lot, and now with the new features, I figured I would go with them again.
Hawg Wired &Rockford Fosgate keep coming up along w ARC and JL audio as the tops in MC and car amps. I called a automotive stereo store recently who have been in business for 31 years and that's what they said they recommend. They put systems in some of the Tennessee Titans bikes. They said you get what you pay for. They also mentioned magnet size as a factor in the performance of a speaker. One Co. uses a lightweight neodyne magnet claiming it helps in the stability of the speaker. The owner of the Co. that recommended RF etc laughed and said that is BS that it is cheaper to build a speaker that way and named the Co by name claiming riders come in looking to listen to their crap and he said he wouldn't sell it. It would ruin his reputation. He said you get what you pay for. He liked Focal Polk Hertz and RF spkrs. Alpine too
Hawg Wireds are made in America. Almost all others :in China. Also Watts of an amp don't necessarily mean they're better than an amp w less Watts. If you have "dirty" power it wont play as loud or have the quality of an amp w less Watts but cleaner Watts. It basically comes down to the quality of the transformer and the metals used in connecting the inner components. Silver or gold vs copper or a composite metal
I still stand by my statement about input signal quality and pre-amp biasing
I don't think there is one magic bullet in the mix, tin is also a very sought after metal.
If anyone purchases a PBR300x2, they will more than likely be pleasantly surprised with the overall, quietness and performance of the transformer free design
Rockford is a Phoenix, AZ or Mesa, AZ company, most companies didn't have a choice about manufacturing migration, most are bringing stuff back.
In the mean time, those US manufacturing spaces have been sold, resold, reworked, torn down, abandoned, put on hold, valued out to nothing basically so restarting those businesses stateside should cost much less overall than previously.
this whole deal with china, not good for us, and everyone knew it in advance, but it happened anyways
buying hawg-wired won't really boost the US economy, but it does help with a winning mindset going forward, obviously, we are all on here with Harley's for a reason.
Nice, a question that gets answered correctly by all who responded! Only thing to add... the new Hawg Wired amps mean it's now possible to install four of these little beasts inside a Batwing fairing (yeah, I know it's RG Forums). But it also means you could install a lot more inside of a RG fairing and all without over taxing your charging system.
Our demo bike started out back in 2009 with a Hawg Wired (four channel) amp. The bike barely gets ridden (2,500 miles), still has the stock battery and... has been played curbside (stereo), with no external power supply) at a show n shine, for over 5 hours... with numerous requests by the show organizers to turn it down. In the end, the bike still started up on it's own power.
Try that with anyone else's amps and you'll be lucky to get 45 mins till you have to ask your buddies to push start you!
Both Brian and I have backgrounds combining for over 50 years experience in mobile electronics. Sure wish amps like these existed back then, we wouldn't have had to send out alternators for modification, no deep cycles or other "types" of batteries that were supposed to be the silver bullet and no stiffening capacitors either.
Sure wish amps like these existed back then, we wouldn't have had to send out alternators for modification, no deep cycles or other "types" of batteries that were supposed to be the silver bullet and no stiffening capacitors either.
Hi all, when I looked inside a RG fairing I was pretty skeptical about how I was going to fit amps in there. I did not want to run amps in my tourpak or bags so I was on a mission to figure out a way to squeeze it all in. Figured I would document the process in case anyone else is struggling...
First off, new member, just purchased this bike, thanks for having me! The sound system is my biggest complaint. Been reading as much as I can here. This is where I'm at:
PA 601cx speakers
Disclaimer: I'm handy with tools, but never really got into audio. I'm planning on a...
Who has gotten any of the aftermarket speaker lids on their bikes? Which ones do you have? How do you like them? What size speaker are you running? Do you have any water issues? Do they LEAK? How much did you spend on painting them to match your stock paint?
Thanks for your replies, I am...
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